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#1 Old 01-24-2005, 12:39 PM
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I was looking at a thread in the women's forum about things women would not put up with in a man, and was puzzled to see two posters mention the wearing of sweatpants outside the house, i.e., when going "out" somewhere (presumably other than to the gym or the track).



Could anyone explain this to me? Why is this such a big issue?



I don't particularly wear sweatpants when going out. But I also never thought of it as being a big deal or important if I did, if I had to run out to the store or the post office or some such place.



Can anyone clue me in here? Why is this an important issue?
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#2 Old 01-24-2005, 12:46 PM
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Actually, there's two possibilities:



1.) There's just something about sweatpants on a guy that's not all that appealing, and if they happen to be sweatpants that aren't really oversized and baggy, it's just kinda gross.



2.) If someone is wearing sweatpants and they're not on the way to the gym or somewhere else to work out, it's generally assumed that they aren't really making an effort to look presentable.



at least that's how I feel.
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I think men in sweatpants, not going out to exercise, screams slob. I also believe this for women too.
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Personally I don't like it cause it seems to scream "look at my stuff!". Just my .02
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I guess it would bother me if a guy wore them all the time but I have been guilty of running to the post office or the store in them on occasion, when I was planning on spending the rest of the day at home. If someone showed up in them for a date, that would be yuck.



But, I am a bit of a slob.
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I think men in sweatpants, not going out to exercise, screams slob. I also believe this for women too.





i agree!
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But hey, write "slut" or "juicy" across the @$$, & it's high fashion!!!
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Or "Bebe"...
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MEM pretty much nailed it on the head.



I am guilty of running out to the drugstore or post office or on other quick errands in sweatpants in the winter if I'm feeling lazy. (I'm so hot natured, I can only wear sweatpants in winter...any other time of year, I'd end up wait too overheated.)



Anyway, I'm guilting of wearing them Not To The Gym at times, but it bugs me to see men wearing them out in public, too. Contradictory, I know.

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What if you just have to run to the store quickly to get cat food or something? I shouldn't be expected to get all dolled up for that.



but for anything else, I wouldn't ever do it. But typically I wear jeans when I run out anyway. Though I HAVE gone to get cat food in sweatpants before. I don't need to impress anyone, so why should I try when I'm just trying to feed my cat?
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, but it bugs me to see men wearing them out in public, too. Contradictory, I know.



Not really- men in sweatpants have a lot more "on display" than women in sweatpants!!! Makes me wanna go
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Who in the world came up with the idea that the word "juicy" printed on someone's ass is supposed to be sexy? Probably the same idiot who is promoting the return of the velour jogging suit for young women.



I don't wear sweats out myself.
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I will wear 'track pants' out, usually if I'm going to get a massage or to walk around the block. That's probably no better than sweatpants, is it?
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Yea sweats on a guy is just not flattering. No one wants to see his junk
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Ew my dad used to always pick me up from places wearing his old grey sweat pants and old grey jersey (they're older than me.. and he still wears them.) It was so embarrasing. Thankfully now I don't need to be picked up from anywhere.
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Who in the world came up with the idea that the word "juicy" printed on someone's ass is supposed to be sexy? Probably the same idiot who is promoting the return of the velour jogging suit for young women.





Slightly off topic, I know, but whoever decided that velour jogging suits were 1) a good idea and 2) good looking, needs to be hunted down and kicked in the shins repeatedly. Possibly worse.
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The velour jogging suits do at least look better than plain old grey sweatpants. On women, anyway. Sometimes.



If my husband wanted to wear sweatpants for whatever reason in public, I wouldn't dump him. But I'm thankful that he agrees with me that wearing sweatpants in public, aside from running track and such, isn't a thing to do.
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Wow, I didn't know it bothered so many people. I honestly don't give a crap where he wears his sweatpants, as long as it's not out to the movies, or at a restaurant. I personally have a very comfortable pair that I've been wearing everywhere since I've been pregnant, and I don't care who sees it. It's just personal preference I guess.
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I honestly dont care if my guy wore sweats. As long as they were clean, and it didn't say "beefcake" on the backside, then all is well. Throw on a clean t shirt with some cologne and some nice sneakers and hey..its cool. Just as long as they aren't tight.
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I honestly dont care if my guy wore sweats. As long as they were clean, and it didn't say "beefcake" on the backside, then all is well. Throw on a clean t shirt with some cologne and some nice sneakers and hey..its cool. Just as long as they aren't tight.





That's the money statement. I've seen some pretty cute guys wearing sweatpants if they are wearing the right shirt and kicks to go with em...they can be alright!
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Heeeyyyyy I like those velour jogging suits!
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I will wear 'track pants' out, usually if I'm going to get a massage or to walk around the block. That's probably no better than sweatpants, is it?

When I saw this thread I thought "I KNOW they're not talking about my track pants". I wore these (attached) to whole foods today. I don't see anything wrong with 'em, and I'll cite the fact that you can get these things at Abercrombie and stores of that ilk for $50 and up (mine are Nike - $20 @ footlocker).



Those grey elastic-bottom sweatpants are so 1988 and I would not be caught dead in them, as far as any of you know.
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Uuugh.. the elastic-bottom ones make me cringe. Those I wouldn't even wear in the house!
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I think track/yoga pants are alright. Its the super tight sweat pants that get tight and are elastic on the bottom that are unacceptable.
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I don't care what guys wear as long as they are clean and in good shape. Clothes don't make the man; the man makes the clothes.
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I admit that I will *not* go outside my house in sweatpants. I rarely even wear them inside the house I have a pair of capris that are classified as "active wear" that I'll wear to walk the dog, or do gardening or exercise- but no sweatpants. Sweatpants just aren't attractive on me and I prefer to look good
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I was looking at a thread in the women's forum about things women would not put up with in a man, and was puzzled to see two posters mention the wearing of sweatpants outside the house, i.e., when going "out" somewhere (presumably other than to the gym or the track).



Could anyone explain this to me? Why is this such a big issue?



I don't particularly wear sweatpants when going out. But I also never thought of it as being a big deal or important if I did, if I had to run out to the store or the post office or some such place.



Can anyone clue me in here? Why is this an important issue?



It's not to me. As long as they're clean and not obscene, who cares?
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I was looking at a thread in the women's forum about things women would not put up with in a man, and was puzzled to see two posters mention the wearing of sweatpants outside the house, i.e., when going "out" somewhere (presumably other than to the gym or the track).



Could anyone explain this to me? Why is this such a big issue?



I don't particularly wear sweatpants when going out. But I also never thought of it as being a big deal or important if I did, if I had to run out to the store or the post office or some such place.



Can anyone clue me in here? Why is this an important issue?



i see nothing wrong with that at all

some females are just crazy, .... you probably already knew that
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Anyone who watches the Osbournes has seen my lounge uniform - black shirt, black track pants with white stripes.
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It's definitely the elastic bottoms that bother me. They're just... creepy.
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